Leawood / #thursdaydoors

I would have to research Leawood, Kansas (Kansas City suburb) if you really want to know much about it. For us, it’s a pass-through city on the way to dinner with our daughters. One rode with, and one met us. We were pre-celebrating a birthday for the youngest and went to an old favorite place. So you’ve seen it before and I’m not going to repeat that one.

You’re welcome.

The collage is made just to give the door interest. I personally love a screened-in porch and would dearly love to have one. And there’s that stone! But for now, I present this one with some play on filters.

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You’re probably going to tell me the only ‘real’ stone is the wall. I’m sure you’re probably right considering this is not The East Coast 🙂 But a gal can try right?!

Hope you’ll take some time to drop in on Norm 2.0 for some more doors by clicking here. He’ll direct you to the blue frog.

Happy Thursday everyone!


Hearing Cars Rust/#Thursday Doors

First, the doors. This is a sliding door –  garage-style-  with an entrance door to the side.

Setting: Green Ridge, Missouri on one pretty hot, Saturday, June afternoon.


Green Ridge: population 476 as of Census 2010.

Hearing the cars rust on Main Street is a real thing.

So are Pot Luck and Fundraising dinners, church on Sundays, checking on your neighbors, volunteering, and bad cell phone service (with my phone company choice).


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“Burglars know there’s more than one way to skin a vault.” James Chiles, American Writer

(not the Missouri Confederate Outlaw, just to clarify)


A collage of the Arrow Rock, Missouri, Friends of Arrow Rock Office ‘vault’. This building houses a display of many early Missouri firearms as well as other objects of interest of the era. This is along a row of storefront buildings with an 1800-style boardwalk. Original buildings were destroyed by fire in 1872 and 1901. We noticed but didn’t partake in the refreshments in the alcove.

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By the Light of Chandeliers-Not/Letter C

So I have a couple graduates in my home this year. They both graduated last December and are 25 years apart, to the day(same birthdate). They are my husband and my eldest daughter. So to treat them both, we decided to spend an evening at a concert. Kacey Musgraves was our musician of choice.

sign del la Kacey

On the way there was crochet…

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And this would have went on and on – but for the lighting.

These do not lend well to my aging eye sight. But I’ll show you what was in the Constructive Playthings bag!


So now for the collages

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In the bottom of that tote we find these items….

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April copy of Crochet World, my needle pouch that won’t quite zip all the way, & a little stitch marker/needle case.

Unfortunately there are numerous stashed bags around my house and we don’t have enough time to empty them all for you.  Yes, You are Welcome 🙂

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